Former Parks General Manager John Kernahan passes
A long time municipal employee and former general manager of the Niagara Parks Commission has passed away.
John Kernahan died Tuesday from heart failure complications at the St. Catharines hospital.
Niagara Parks Chair Janice Thomson says John led the Parks through tumultuous times in the tourism market and rose to the challenge.
"Things will go up, things will go down; just stay true to the mandate" is the advice Kernahan gave Thomson as she took over her post.
The 61 year old also worked as an engineer for the city of St. Catharines and the director of public works for the Niagara Region.
A service for John will be held at St. George’s Anglican Church in St. Catharines on Saturday, with a reception at the Celtic Club to follow